Opposition Peoples Democratic Party on Friday accused the Election Commission of failure to take action against the ruling National Conference and its leaders for alleged repeated violations of the Model Code of Conduct.
Pollsters may not be giving too many seats to the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), Haryana's main opposition party, in the state's recently held Lok Sabha elections, but the turnout of voters in assembly constituencies of INLD legislators is making the party upbeat about the results.
Light to moderate rainfall in Punjab and Haryana on Thursday made farmers worried for their crop. Dark clouds still hover over the fields at many places in the northwest plains.
From those with law and medicaldegrees to one middle school pass out, from crorepatis to one with less than Rs 1,000 in his bank account -- it is a battle of contrasts in this Lok Sabha seat where PDP's Mehbooba Mufti is challenging sitting MP from ruling NC, Mirza Mehboob Beg.
No woman candidate is in fray in five of Punjab's 13 Lok Sabha seats, including in the key and progressive constituencies of Amritsar and Ludhiana.
Punjab chief electoral officer (CEO) VK Singh on Thursday directed district electoral officers (DEOs) to submit daily reports about the performance of flying squads and static surveillance teams so that the flow of money and liquor could be stopped.
BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi may not have come to Punjab for the election campaign yet, but with technology at its best, he made a virtual appearance on a stage in the city and addressed a rally through the state-of-the-art 3D hologram.
The Udhampur parliamentary constituency, comprising six districts having nearly 14 lakh voters recorded nearly 70% polling, up 25% from the turnout recorded in 2009 parliamentary elections.